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In 1992, on the eve of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' landfall on San Salvador, this church was dedicated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of The Bahamas.

It was a fitting way to memorialize the first religious service to be held in San Salvador ΜΆΜΆ by a Roman Catholic priest named Father Chrysostom Schreiner on January 25, 1891. After being saved from a shipwreck by the people of the island, he vowed to devote the rest of his life to them. Fr. Chrysostom Schreiner was the first Catholic priest permanently assigned to The Bahamas. He died in San Salvador on January 3, 1928, and is buried in the tomb of Mr. Burton Williams of Fortune Hill Plantation.

The catholic cemetery, located at Bamboo Point, has a wooden cross in a cement base that also commemorates the event.

Hours Open to Visitation

Services are held on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Accessibility Notes

The church grounds are uneven and rocky. Persons who are physically challenged or in wheelchairs will need help getting up the stairs into the building.

For More Information, Contact:

Church Rectory
Carey Street, General Delivery, Cockburn Town, SS
(242) 331-2101
Administrator's Office-San Salvador
General Delivery, Cockburn Town, SS
(242) 331-2202 · fax (242) 331-2221

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 24.051324000
Longitude: -74.529705000
Elevation: 29 FT (9 M)
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